The Rudolf Augstein Foundation is a non-profit and independent foundation under civil law. We commemorate one of the most important German journalists of the 20th century; through our foundation’s work, the concerns that motivated our namesake and thought leader Rudolf Augstein can continue to be addressed into the future.
We do this by encouraging critical and independent journalism, improving the starting and development opportunities of disadvantaged children and young people, and enabling artistic experiments.
The JX Fund supports media and journalists who have fled war and crisis regions, providing them opportunities to quickly and with flexibility continue their work in exile. It acts as an international clearing house, identifying which resources are required at any given moment, collating offers of assistance, and distributing them to where they are needed most. In a current call for applications, the JX Fund invites exiled media from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine who are based in Germany or planning to relocate to Germany to apply for financial support for the period September – December 2023. The aim of the funding can be to secure a sustainable operation of media in exile, to re-launch an established independent media in the country of exile and to launch a new independent exile media project. The deadline for applications is 9 July 2023, the maximum amount is 80,000€.